Stranded expats grapple with tax implications of covid-19 lockdown

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Expats around the world are increasingly oncerned that the ongoing lockdowns to curtail the spread of covid-19 have the potential to result in unexpected tax bills as a consequence of enforced longer-than-planned stays. In the UK an expat is normally considered to be tax-resident if they reside more than 183 days in any given tax year.  The UK applies a statutory residence test (SRT) to exceptional circumstances. The UK governments website lists the extenuating circumstances by which an expat could be considered non-resident: Self-isolating or other quarantine measures on the adv...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.